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Top Awards from Public Sponsors, June 2020

News for Researchers

August 3, 2020

The following list of awards from public entities includes all arts and humanities grants of $10,000 or more and all other grants of $200,000 or more between May 16 and June 15, 2020, as reported through NUgrant, the electronic research administration system for the university. 

Center for Great Plains Studies 
M. Eckstrom, R. Edwards 
$75,000 
National Endowment for Humanities 
Staking Their Claim: Great Plains Black Homesteaders 

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture 
D. Schachtman 
$749,812 
Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture 
The Role Of Plant Root Exudates In Shaping Soil Microbial Community Composition And The Influence That Has On Nutrient Cycling And Nitrogen Use 
 
Department of Animal Science 
D. Ciobanu, H. Vu 
$500,000 
USDA-NIFA 
Deconstructing the role of SYNGR2 in viral disease susceptibility in livestock 
 
Department of Biochemistry 
X. Sun, E. Harris, O. Khalimonchuk 
$1,955,473 
Department of Health and Human Services-National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute 
Role of lncRNA Meg3 in obesity-induced endothelial senescence and insulin resistance 
 
Department of Biochemistry/Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
J. Allen, P. Black, Y. Demirel 
$240,187 
Nebraska Environmental Trust 
Direct Removal of Groundwater Nitrate Coupling Water Treatment and Algae Growth 
 
Department of Chemistry 
D. Berkowitz 
$476,140 
National Science Foundation 
NSF IPA Assignment 
 
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering 
Y. Dzenis 
$599,374 
Department of Defense-Air Force Office of Scientific Research 
Ultratough Lightweight High-Temperature Nanofibers for Aerospace Composites 
 
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering/Department of Mathematics 
F. Bobaru, A. Larios 
$748,375 
NSF 
Corrosion-Induced Fracture and Failure: Transforming Computations from Micrometers and Minutes to Meters and Years 

Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences 
J. Zempleni 
$408,375 
DHHS-National Institutes of Health 
Development of an Exosome and Cargo Tracking Mouse 
 
Department of Physics and Astronomy 
K. Bloom, F. Golf, I. Kravchenko 
$224,687 
Cornell University 
U.S. CMS Upgrades for the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider 
 
P. Dowben 
$486,234 
NSF 
Heteromolecular Interface Design for Better Multiferroic Molecular Spintronics 
 
Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders 
A. Wragge 
$357,995 
Nebraska Department of Education 
Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network, State Coordinator Project 2020-21 
 
Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders/Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education/Department of Educational Psychology/Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools 
J. Namkung, J. Bovaird, N. Koziol, W. Smith 
$1,399,534 
Department of Education-Institute of Education Sciences 
Exploring Cognitive and Foundational Processes Underlying Pre-algebra among Students with and without Mathematics Learning Difficulties 
 
Midwest Roadside Safety/Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
J. Steelman, M. Asadollahipajouh, J. Eun, S. Kim, C. Song, C. Stolle 
$248,261 
Alaska Dept of Transportation & Public Facilities 
Evaluation of Light Pole Foundation Embedment 
 
School of Natural Resources 
J. Corman, C. Chizinski, S. Thomas 
$307,730 
Nebraska Environmental Trust 
StreamNet: Building capacity to improve water quality 
 
C. Chizinski 
$281,510 
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission 
Human Dimensions of Wildlife Survey Analysis 
 
West Central Research and Extension Center/Department of Animal Science/Panhandle Research and Extension Center 
T. Mulliniks, S. Fernando, M. Stephenson 
$299,999 
USDA-NIFA 
Impact Of Milk Production On Cow-Calf Productivity, Grazing Behavior, And Profitability 

West Central Research and Extension Center/Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering/Northeast Research & Extension District/Southeast Research & Extension District/Water Center 
D. Rudnick, C. Burr, K. Caswell, T. Ingram, C. Ray, J. Rees, M. Stockton, R. Tigner, T. Whitney 
$850,000 
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service 
Accelerating Adoption of Water Conservation Technologies and Management Practices through Innovative Engagement Programming 


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